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Brazilian boy, 2, admitted to hospital with 42 sewing needles in body

Surgeons in Brazil are attempting to save a two-year-old human "voodoo doll."

Doctors in Barreiras hope to remove 42 metal sewing needles -- some as long as two inches -- that were inserted into the boy's body, possibly as part of a black magic ritual.
The boy's doctor, Dr. Luiz Cesar Soltoski, told the Associated Press that the needles in his lungs cannot be removed either until his breathing improves. He added that some other needles can't be taken out because they are close to or inside organs.

The toddler's former stepfather was detained on Wednesday and confessed, Brazil’s Globo TV reports. He told police he inserted the needles with under the orders of two women.

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I think this happens more than we want to know around the world.

What do think he wanted that he would do this to a baby?

Who believes in black magic?


Asked by gammie at 10:45 AM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sick ..hope the little boy will be alright

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:08 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I've seen a documentary that there's a religious group in Africa that preach that if someone has a has sex with a virgin child under the age of eight, then they will be cured of HIV.
    nothing wrong with faith, but we all need to remember that God gave us a mind for a reason, I think it is NEVER good to just follow what you are told to do.

    what is wrong with the mind of the man that did this?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • there are many things that people would do in the name of religion, or who where convinced that doing this or that was a 'good thing'

    horrific story

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • If you're going to ask THAT, then you also have to question the validity of any other belief/religion.
    Answer by ObbyDobbie 12 minutes ago
    No.... why would she need to question every other religion just because she (and every other reasonable person) can see that black magic causes nothing but harm. I've never seen anything good come from black magic or it's rituals. Hence the name... "black magic".

    Answer by brandyj at 11:33 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • There are mainstream religions that believe in God and also believe that certain medical treatments, medicines and therapies are evil. Refusing to allow a needed blood transfusion for an anemic child can also result in life threatening consequences. Some parents need to stop treating children as possessions- too bad most places give parents the ultimate authority when it comes to their kids. In America it's clear, kids do not vote.


    Answer by Sisteract at 12:19 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Gammie, you're missing the point here... In the name of your religion, hundreds of thousands have been murdered. Of all organized religions, yours has the most blood on its hands (figuratively speaking).
    I doubt that the intent was to kill the boy, or he would not have been taken for medical treatment. Simply because you are living in a society where this is not the religious norm does not make it any less believable or valid than your own religion.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:31 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Faith, beliefs and strict interpretation of religious dogma can, at times, convince even the most sensible individuals to participate in some questionable activities. Sad when people cross that line.


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:05 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Who believes in black magic?

    If you're going to ask THAT, then you also have to question the validity of any other belief/religion.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:18 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • That's truly horrible. But as Obby has pointed out, equally horrible things happen in the name of other religions. Burning people at the stake, hanging them on hooks, tying a woman's hand and feet together and throwing her in a lake to see if she'll float, marrying off little girls, killing females to restore a family's honor, stoning people, and on and on.

    It is truly shocking what "faith" will convince people to do. Belief in invisible beings that will reward or punish depending on behavior is the root problem.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:19 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • obby what are you asking?

    People are so far free to believe what ever they want.

    I believe in God!

    Comment by gammie (original poster) at 11:39 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

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